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Film: Into the Woods

Film: Into the Woods

We present the 2014 Disney Version of Into the Woods directed by Ron Marshall This version is more playful that the original sage version. Meryl Streep is a hoot and a half as the gloriously evil witch who imprisons a kidnapped child, Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy). To undo the curse she has put on a childless baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt), the witch sends them into the woods on a scavenger hunt that brings them in contact with Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), the Big Bad Wolf (Johnny Depp, lecherous and loving it), Jack (Daniel Huttlestone) and his beanstalk, and Cinderella (Anna Kendrick) and her conceited prince (Chris Pine). The large cast includes Christine Baranski and Tracey Ullman as questionable mothers. The sets and costumes elicit swoons, but it’s the peerless Sondheim score, however truncated, that makes this Woods a prime destination.

 

Free and open to the public

Presented in partnership with the Princeton Public Library

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